Elektra

Richard Strauss

Elektra

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Overview

Soprano Nina Stemme brought down the house when she headlined the premiere of visionary director Patrice Chéreau’s 2016 staging of Elektra. Now she returns to Strauss’s unhinged heroine, opposite one of today’s most in-demand artists, soprano Lise Davidsen, as her sister, Chrysothemis. Sir Donald Runnicles is on the podium for one of opera’s most blistering scores, leading a cast that also includes mezzo-soprano Michaela Schuster as Klytämnestra, tenor Stefan Vinke as Aegisth, and bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as Orest.

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Teatro all Scala, Milan; the Festival d’Aix-en Provence; the Finnish National Opera, Helsinki; the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin; and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Creators

PRODUCTION

Patrice Chéreau

SCENIC DESIGNER

Richard Peduzzi

COSTUME DESIGNER

Caroline de Vivaise

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Dominique Bruguière

Headshot of Richard Strauss

Composer

Richard Strauss

Eurydice